Sunday, July 3, 2011

Brooklyn, a Couple of Slugs, and No Mermaids

We are both so tired from our travels and I think the excitement of what we're doing that we arrived at my mother's house (that's what we who grew up in apartments call our apartments) and have become a couple of slugs.  Today, our second day here, we hung around the house in the morning, went out for lunch at a local diner, took hour-long naps, and then deserted my mother to walk the mile to Starbuck's to get online again.  My poor mother must think we're the most boring people around. 

A SHOT THIS EVENING OF THE RESTORED BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE
SUBWAY STATION (THE EL... SHORT FOR ELEVATED) AT OCEAN PARKWAY.

This is a big holiday weekend (July 4th, Independence Day), and my mother lives within walking distance of the boardwalk and a very busy beach resort.  So, I don't think we'll be doing much for the next couple of days except avoiding the crowds.  (I'll think like a New Yorker here and also mention that I don't want to give up our good parking spot because we may not find another until Monday night.)  It might be fun, though, to take a walk along the boardwalk tomorrow and get shots of the holiday crowds in Coney Island.  Too bad we missed the annual "Mermaid Parade" in late June.  That's a tradition that began in 1981, but I didn't know about it until we stumbled on it during a stroll to Nathan's (for hot dogs) while here for my mother's birthday in 2007.

MERMAIDS ON THE SUBWAY.  SO, I DON'T THINK THEY'RE "REAL" MERMAIDS.
(I FOUND THIS SHOT ON THE WEB FROM THE 2011 MERMAID PARADE.)

6 comments:

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  2. Was it Henny Youngman, or Rodney Dangerfield, or someone else who said to his wife, "Look Doris, a parking space. Quick, go buy a car!"

    I don't know who Doris is. The name just came to me.

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  3. Have a great Fourth of July, in or out of the apartment/slug. ;)

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  4. Enjoy your last American holiday on our soil.

    Scott
    Www.travelwithscott.com

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  5. love your new york pics...its a city I adore with a passion

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  6. Walt the Fourth: simply, lol.

    Peter: And now in bed with a cold. Really a slug.

    Scott. Thanks. If nothing else, will watch the fireworks from the window tonight.

    John: Haven't been able to get out to take pics and then get to an Internet cafe. Hope to do better in the next couple of days. I'll try to enjoy NY through your eyes and without my baggage!

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